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Beth Amato

Country (Nationality)

South Africa

Grantee Title

Beth Amato is a South African writer and journalist who has specialised in early childhood and human development.

Grantee Description

She won the Media Monitoring Africa Isu Elihle Award in 2017 for her feature on the link between criminality and early childhood trauma. In 2018, she was awarded a Dart Center early childhood development fellowship to write about the intricacies of fatherhood in South Africa. Recently, the African Academy of Sciences, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has awarded Beth the opportunity to write about poverty's impact on future generations' gene expressions. 

Most of Beth's time is spent as the specialist writer at the Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation Centre of Excellence in Human Development, hosted at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.  She publishes research-informed work for among others, the Sunday Times, and Wits University's research magazine, Curiosity. 

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